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General Chat Thread, Blockbuster - Another one bites the dust... in General; Originally Posted by localzuk I must be weird, I don't really care whether something is HD or not. I don't ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    I must be weird, I don't really care whether something is HD or not. I don't have fancy speakers or the like, and don't really enjoy surround sound particularly, so none of that bothers me. I just want to see the movie clearly and that'll do me fine.
    Have to agree. I'd rather watch an old VHS of a film with a really good story than uber-HiRes, 3D, DTS, THX, whatever and the intellectual content of the Twighlight saga.

    I still pay to see the odd film in the Cinema, though it is very rare now. I doubt I'd buy another physical movie disc. I've even dropped my LoveFilm sub to streaming only. Happy waiting for it to appear on LoveFilm or Freeview.

    Even at it's worse streaming is better than the old VHS, usually on par with DVD. More than good enough for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tmcd35 View Post
    Have to agree. I'd rather watch an old VHS of a film with a really good story than uber-HiRes, 3D, DTS, THX, whatever and the intellectual content of the Twighlight saga.
    I'd rather commit self harm to that what I hold most dear with a rusty chainsaw then watch The Twilight Saga...


    ...and it would still be a better love story too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rawns View Post
    I'd rather commit self harm to that what I hold most dear with a rusty chainsaw then watch The Twilight Saga...
    My point exactly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tmcd35 View Post
    Have to agree. I'd rather watch an old VHS of a film with a really good story than uber-HiRes, 3D, DTS, THX, whatever and the intellectual content of the Twighlight saga.
    Don't get me wrong, the movie I'm watching is the primary concern, but when I have the option of HD and surround sound, I'll take it every time. That's not to say I won't watch a film just because it's not HD, just that I'd prefer to. No point having a HD TV otherwise! In fact, I find anything less than HD actually looks worse on a HD TV than it did on an old CRT - clearly the upscaling technology isn't great in TVs and I suspect this is a design choice to try to make you shell out for HD content, as the picture from DVD players that upscale is fantastic - I do actually struggle to tell the difference between a new film on DVD on a good player and BluRay.

    'Old' films (anything filmed on film!) really benefit from BluRay though, the picture is superb. They could have done much better with DVD, in fact with some of the special edition DVD's they did, but many just seemed to be an almost straight copy from VHS with little improvement in overall quality. They do seem to be making an effort to restore films for BluRay on the whole.

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    I must be weird, I don't really care whether something is HD or not. I don't have fancy speakers or the like, and don't really enjoy surround sound particularly, so none of that bothers me. I just want to see the movie clearly and that'll do me fine.
    You are not alone mate, I am exactly the same

    3D is out for me completely due to my right eye being virtually defunct, a fact brought home when we went into PC World over Xmas (at the behest of a 5yo!)
    He found a Smart 3D TV on display and donned the glasses, as did Mrs Gatt, both were reacting to the 3D objects flying towards them, but when I put them on all they did was bring the picture into focus, no 3D effects whatsoever.

    And all because when I was a few years old, I had to wear an Eye Patch to try and correct a lazy eye, but my mother felt sorry for me and took it off me and thenn sat me down within a few inches from the TV..

    My eyesight without glasses is now so bad, that anything more than a foot away from me is completely blurred.



    /Sob Story

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    Not read every post but Blockbusters were well over priced for second hand games. A few weeks back I saw Battlefield 3 (second hand) at BB for £24 in ASDA it was £10.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gatt View Post
    And all because when I was a few years old, I had to wear an Eye Patch to try and correct a lazy eye, but my mother felt sorry for me and took it off me and thenn sat me down within a few inches from the TV..

    My eyesight without glasses is now so bad, that anything more than a foot away from me is completely blurred.
    Gatt, did you steal my childhood? Or is this a rerun of some really low key Total Recall.

    I had exactly the same thing, difference is "somehow" i've managed to retain some 3d vision.
    Opticians insist I shouldn't have but all the tests I did.. both at Great Ormond Street when I was ickle and, more recently, watching films like Avatar and getting the effect (at least after a minute or two as it seems my eyes do need to adjust) indicate to the contrary.

    Actual prescription still results in lenses heavy enough to sink small seagoing vessels though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rawns View Post
    I really can see the difference and enjoy watching a film more so, especially if it's in the sci-fi/action/war genre.
    Me too. 4K UltraHD TVs, monitors and movies can't come soon enough!

    Quote Originally Posted by Rawns View Post
    It's odd though has the wife swears blind that she cannot notice any difference at all between a DVD or Blu-Ray.
    I bet she would notice the difference between DVD and UltraHD. The difference is immense.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    Me too. 4K UltraHD TVs, monitors and movies can't come soon enough!


    I bet she would notice the difference between DVD and UltraHD. The difference is immense.

    That's a big one right there!!!!

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    I got to see one of those LG UltraHD's 'in the flesh' at the gadget show - absolutely incredible! The only problem was that the example footage wasn't great, they really need to start demoing it with some movie clips (surely the Hollywood studios have already started recording in UltraHD in anticipation of future formats?)

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    Blockbuster is back from the dead!

    DVD and games rental chain Blockbuster has been sold to restructuring specialists Gordon Brothers Europe, its administrators have said.

    The move raises the likelihood 2,000 jobs and 264 stores will be saved.

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    They should now focus entirely on movies about zombies and brains...

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    They should now focus entirely on movies about zombies and brains...
    So movies about their customers in that case then

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    I was bring nostalgic the other day about video shops....approaching the big 40 so everything was better back then. Browsing through the shelves trying to sneak an 18 past the guy behind the counter. Happy times.

    Ps. How bad does world war z look. The book was brill.

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